Nature

Wildlife refuge

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A visit to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was an educational one!  When I was young I wanted to be a veterinarian.  For years I held onto this dream.  As a kid I watched the show Daktari an American family drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969. Set in Africa this family […]

Staybridge Inn & Suites

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So, when I was on the Hendrick’s County press trip a while back, I won this awesome Girls Getaway package at the Staybridge Inn & Suites in Plainfield, Indiana.  Jennifer, their marketing guru set up our trip and I got a chance to stay two nights with my mom and sister at their beautiful Plainfield, […]

Thorncrown Chapel an architectural wonder dedicated to the glory of God

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Along Highway 62 on the way to Eureka Springs, Arkansas I found one of the most amazing stops of my life, when we stopped to view the Thorncrown Chapel.  This beautiful glass chapel is an architectural wonder set in the Ozark woodland.  The chapel contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass.  The […]

Dogwood Canyon a beautiful place!

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How exciting it was to get out into the Ozark hills on a guided tram tour of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park!  This is a beautiful canyon that covers 10,000 acres of the pristine Ozark Mountain landscape and was purchased by Johnny Morris in 1990.   Back in February I heard of Johnny Morris for the […]

Silver Dollar City a place of tradition and invention.

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In 1960 when Silver Dollar City opened, the Hershned family brought a group of talented craftsman from the surrounding area together to show their trades. Today, some of the people are 2nd and even 3rd generation, like June Ward who makes candy with her daughter and grand daughter.  June though, is a star in her […]